Lucile Enloe

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Lucile Enloe

Decatur, IL

Lucile Francis Enloe, 92, of Decatur, IL, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 while in the company of loved ones. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL. Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home followed by interment at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the or Baby TALK of Decatur.

Lucile was born July 22, 1922 in Des Moines, IA, the daughter of Sam and Verda Caligiuri. Lucile was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Jo Anderson, Verda Weichman, Jean Volk, and her daughters in-law Kay Enloe and Kandi Enloe. She is survived by her sisters Pat Severson and Rosie Quinn.

Lucile attended Drake University in Des Moines, IA, where Roy Enloe Jr. swept her off her feet, quite literally. The couple enjoyed swaying cheek-to-cheek and danced into marriage on February 28, 1943. Over the course of their 67 years together, their love grew to a family of 11 children, 25 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Along with raising an ever-growing brood, Lucile stayed active in the Home and School Association at St. James Catholic School and housed many exchange students through the American Field Service program. Lucile was involved with Knights of Columbus activities and spent her time volunteering at the Imboden Creek Nursing Home, John's Hill and tending to her beautiful garden. Surviving children include Roy Enloe III, Suzie Nugent (Denny), Sam Enloe (Kathy), Vicki M. Smith, Mike Enloe (Cindy), Gina Enloe, Pete Enloe, Philip Enloe, Terry Enloe (Debbie), Lisa Enloe (Steve), and Janet Valla (Stew).

Words simply fail to do justice to how much Lucile meant to those that loved her and how deeply she will be missed. Her blue house on the corner always bubbled over with life and laughter and the wonderful smells that only an Italian cook can create. Everyone was welcome and everyone could call her Gram. Lucile Enloe was a lot of things; wife, mother, sister, Grammy, friend, but those are merely the facts. Most importantly, she was the incredible source of love that glued her crazy clan together and her light will always shine through, binding forever. We will miss you, our dear Grammy.

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Funeral Home
Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes - Decatur
2827 N. Oakland Ave.  Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-1283
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 3, 2014
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